Bachelor of Education After Degree – Admission Requirements
Apply in 2 Steps
Apply Online through ApplyAlberta and pay the $100 application fee (non-refundable).
Applications for Fall 2021 open on October 1, 2020, and close on August 31, 2021. Applicants will be considered for admission once all supporting documents (CVs and Letters of Recommendation) have been received. Selection begins on February 1, 2021. Applicants who apply or submit their supporting documents later may be placed on a waitlist. Admission is competitive and only those applicants that score high in all three categories are recommended for admission.
Submit all supporting documents: Transcripts, Letters of Reference, and Evidence of Community Involvement (Résumé), as explained below:
Academic Records – Transcripts
Applicants with Post-Secondary Degrees
- Official transcripts from participating ApplyAlberta institutions will be requested on behalf of the applicant
- Official transcripts for all other post-secondary institutions (non-participating ApplyAlberta institutions) must be requested by the applicant and submitted directly to St. Mary’s University. Transcripts must remain sealed to be considered official. Transcripts can be mailed to St. Mary’s or emailed directly by the issuing institution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree at St. Mary’s University do not need to submit transcripts.
- High school transcripts are not required.
Applicants with International Credentials
- Arrange for all original transcripts and/or documentation from previous educational institutions to be sent directly to St. Mary’s either by mail or email.
- Exact translations from a qualified translator must be provided if the documentation is not already in English.
- An assessment completed by the International Qualification Assessment Service (IQAS), which compares international educational standards to Canada, must be sent to email@example.com or by mail to St. Mary’s.
- Proof of English Language Proficiency is required for individuals whose first language is not English. Evidence accepted by the University is:
- Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). The minimum standard scores required in the four categories are 27 in Speaking, 25 in Writing, 23 in Listening, and 23 in Reading.
- IELTS (Academic Format) The minimum score required is 8.0 with no bands below a 7.0.
- Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) with a minimum score of 200
- Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) with a minimum score of 200
- Language proficiency evidence is not needed in cases where an applicant has studied for a minimum of 3 years in a formal full-time secondary or post-secondary institution in Canada or in any one of the language exempt countries.
Letters of Reference
- References are a rating of the applicant’s personal and professional qualities in different capabilities as a learner, worker, and leader. Reference letters should be professional or academic; submissions from family or friends will not be considered.
- Three letters of reference are required; references can be submitted through our confidential online form at stmu.ca/bed-reference-form, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evidence of Community Involvement and Interest in the Vocation of Teaching (Résumé)
- Applicants will be evaluated on the breadth and the depth of involvement in educational settings as well as experience with diversity and inclusive practices, highlighting prior work with children.
- Email your résumé to email@example.com. Include education, and relevant work and volunteer experience. Emphasize experience with children and work in a leadership or teaching capacity.
- Letters of Intent are optional.